Flexion Therapeutics (FLXN) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” from Analysts

Flexion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FLXN) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the twelve brokerages that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $99.00.

A number of analysts have issued reports on the stock. Wells Fargo set a $39.00 price target on shares of Flexion Therapeutics and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 3rd. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Flexion Therapeutics from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 28th. BMO Capital Markets restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $36.00 target price (down from $37.00) on shares of Flexion Therapeutics in a report on Friday, March 9th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Flexion Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. Finally, Berenberg Bank assumed coverage on shares of Flexion Therapeutics in a report on Thursday, February 1st. They issued a “buy” rating and a $42.00 target price on the stock.

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Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Schroder Investment Management Group boosted its stake in shares of Flexion Therapeutics by 21.0% during the 4th quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 516,981 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $12,945,000 after purchasing an additional 89,806 shares during the period. American Financial Group Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Flexion Therapeutics during the 4th quarter worth about $5,280,000. Guggenheim Capital LLC boosted its stake in shares of Flexion Therapeutics by 160.1% during the 4th quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 117,759 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $2,948,000 after purchasing an additional 72,481 shares during the period. Perceptive Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Flexion Therapeutics during the 4th quarter worth about $7,712,000. Finally, Eaton Vance Management boosted its stake in shares of Flexion Therapeutics by 37.2% during the 4th quarter. Eaton Vance Management now owns 12,900 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $323,000 after purchasing an additional 3,500 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 94.46% of the company’s stock.

NASDAQ FLXN traded down $0.36 on Friday, reaching $24.73. The company had a trading volume of 754,696 shares, compared to its average volume of 731,264. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58, a quick ratio of 12.96 and a current ratio of 13.02. The company has a market cap of $930.32, a P/E ratio of -5.94 and a beta of 0.83. Flexion Therapeutics has a 12 month low of $16.51 and a 12 month high of $32.25.

Flexion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FLXN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 8th. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported ($1.38) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($1.11) by ($0.27). The business had revenue of $0.36 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.29 million. analysts forecast that Flexion Therapeutics will post -5.18 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Flexion Therapeutics Company Profile

Flexion Therapeutics, Inc, a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of anti-inflammatory and analgesic therapies for the treatment of patients with musculoskeletal conditions. It lead product candidate includes Zilretta, an intra-articular injection for the management of osteoarthritis (OA) pain of the knee.

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